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Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

March 13, 2014 6:33 AM

Wordpress DDoS: New Attack, Old Problems

Our researchers spent much of yesterday tracking a massive DDoS exploiting weaknesses in the Wordpress blogging platform. Most of the news reports are consistent with what we saw, so let's take a look at some of the more comprehensive pieces, starting with a CSOonline blog post from Akamai Security Advocate Dave Lewis. The overall message: This latest attack is just another example of an old and unaddressed problem.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

March 12, 2014 5:24 AM

Akamai Participating in Cyber-Defense Competition

Akamai InfoSec personnel will be on hand this weekend to help run the seventh Annual Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, in which students are divided into teams to carry out simulated cyber-defense scenarios.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

March 11, 2014 5:22 AM

Is Microsoft Wrong to Retire Windows XP?

There's an interesting article in Computerworld today about the dangers surrounding Microsoft's plan to finally pull the plug on Windows XP. The argument goes something like this: Many people still use XP, and depriving them of future security patches could lead to devastating malware infections and, by extension, myriad forms of mayhem.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

March 10, 2014 3:34 AM

Meta Cognition & Critical Thinking in Open Source In ...

Akamai InfoSec Program Manager Benjamin Brown will give a talk at two upcoming events called "Meta Cognition and Critical Thinking in Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)."

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

March 7, 2014 7:46 AM

Patch Tuesday Preview for March 2014

Patch Tuesday is an important calendar item for Akamai customers, given how dominant Windows machines are in many companies. What follows is a preview of Microsoft's March 2014 Security Update. 

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

March 6, 2014 8:20 AM

More Great RSAC Videos

My friend David Spark, founder of Spark Media Solutions, does some outstanding videos each year during RSA. They are educational, humorous and brilliantly edited. His work appears on the site of one of our partners, security vendor Tripwire. Per an agreement, I'm sharing them here as well. Enjoy!

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

March 5, 2014 6:45 AM

Revisiting My Earlier Argument About Security Curmud ...

I've been thinking a lot about the culture of security since RSA Conference 2014, and find myself returning to a topic that got me in trouble three years ago.

Erik Nygren

Erik Nygren

March 4, 2014 8:00 AM

IPv6 by the numbers: strong growth in second half of ...

No longer is IPv6 "just around the corner". It's here. In the half-year following when I last wrote about our measurements of IPv6 adoption, many of the metrics we were tracking have doubled. This is in large part due to increased adoption of IPv6 by residential broadband networks in the U.S.A. and Germany. As of December 2013, we were serving over 20 billion IPv6 requests per day, double the 10

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

March 3, 2014 4:50 AM

RSAC and BSidesSF: Week in Review

Another RSA Conference and BSidesSF is in the books. Here's a look back at our coverage for the week.